Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Excelsior Mandatory Face Covering Policy

All individuals in Excelsior shall wear a face covering in indoor areas accessible to the public to include restaurants, retail stores, spaces of public accommodation, entertainment venues and common spaces in multi-family residential and multi-tenant office buildings.

For the purposes of this Order, "face covering" shall mean a manufactured or homemade cloth, paper or plastic covering that fully covers an individual’s nose and mouth, secured to the head with ties or straps or simply wrapped around the lower face.    

Excelsior Business Posters (pdf)

See Resolution No. 2020-46 and Ordinance No. 613 listed below for more information:

Resolution No. 2020-46 Requiring the Use of Face Coverings in Excelsior (pdf)

Ordinance No. 613 Emergency Ordinance to Adopt Face Covering Requirements During COVID-19 Pandemic Local Emergency (pdf)

Link to July 13, 2020 Special City Council Meeting Video

Excelsior is working closely with our public safety officials, neighboring cities, county and state partners to be fully prepared to protect our community.

Like all Minnesota cities, the City takes the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously and is proactively working to minimize public health risk.  City officials are monitoring the situation and will communicate significant updates as needed.

City Cancellations and Closures

City Hall - In an effort to follow MDH/CDC recommendations regarding social distancing, Excelsior City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  The City has a City Hall Continuation Plan and will be utilizing the drop box outside of City Hall to accept documents.  City staff will check the box frequently and call you to let you know they received it.

City Meetings - All City meetings have been cancelled through March 31, 2020.  Meetings after this date will be via zoom.

City Recycling/Waste Service - Republic Services will be operating under the guidelines listed in the Republic Services Notice due to COVID-19.  

What the City is Doing

We are planning — the City’s Pandemic Response Plan is in effect, and the City is committed to maintaining all essential services during the COVID19 pandemic.

We are cleaning — with a focus on disinfecting high-touch areas daily at all City facilities.

We are implementing Minnesota Department of Health recommendations as outlined by the CDC — the City is following mitigation guidelines, including encouraging social distancing measures with staff and the public, and reducing and canceling activities.

What We Ask of You

Help us stay healthy — wash your hands with hot soapy water for 20 seconds before, during and after contact with City officials.

Do your part  don’t flush disinfecting wipes, baby wipes and other non-flushable personal hygiene products, these items are solid waste and must be disposed of with other refuse in the trash and never flushed down the toilet. If flushed, especially in large quantities, even wipes labeled as “flushable” can completely block the sewer and cause messy, expensive sewer backups into homes.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hennepin County Public Health

Minnesota Department of Health

MN Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

World Health Organization

Xcel Energy’s Response to COVID-19

Business Resources

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce Business Resources for COVID-19

Hennepin County Small Business Relief Fund

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Business Resources for COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Cororavirus Information Center - U.S. Representative Dean Phillips

COVID-19 Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Fact Sheet (pdf)

DEED COVID Guide for Small Businesses